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Old 01-12-04, 09:27 AM
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Dream Theater US tour in 2004

I know there are quite a few fellow DT fans on the boards here, so I thought I'd share:

In support of their new album, Train of Thought.

Copied & pasted from dreamtheater.net:

US Tour Dates for 2004
Updated on 01-31-2004

Here are the first batch of confirmed tour dates:

An Evening With Dream Theater - Train of Thought 2004 World Tour
(No opening act - 2 sets with an intermission)

Date Location Venue
Tue Mar 02, 2004 Seattle, WA Moore Theater
Wed Mar 03, 2004 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Fri Mar 05, 2004 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
Sat Mar 06, 2004 Los Angeles, CA The Pantages Theater
Sun Mar 07, 2004 San Diego, CA Spreckels Theater
Mon Mar 08, 2004 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theater
Thu Mar 11, 2004 Denver, CO Paramount Theater
Sat Mar 13, 2004 Minneapolis, MN State Theater
Mon Mar 15, 2004 Kansas City, KS Uptown Theater
Wed Mar 17, 2004 St. Louis, MO Pageant Theater (CHANGED)
Thu Mar 18, 2004 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
Fri Mar 19, 2004 Chicago, IL Riveria Theater
Sat Mar 20, 2004 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
Mon Mar 22, 2004 Detroit, MI State Theater
Tue Mar 23, 2004 Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA The Palace Theater
Thu Mar 25, 2004 Toronto, Ontario Massey Hall
Fri Mar 26, 2004 Quebec City, Quebec Le Capitole
Sat Mar 27, 2004 Montreal, Quebec Metropolis
Mon Mar 29, 2004 Washington, DC 9:30 Club (NEW)
Tue Mar 30, 2004 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theater (NEW)
Thu Apr 01, 2004 Boston, MA Orpheum Theater
Fri Apr 02, 2004 Philladelphia, PA Tower Theater
Sat Apr 03, 2004 New York, NY The Theatre at Madison Square Garden

Many more dates are on their way and will be confirmed and announced in the coming days/weeks, as well as information on when tickets will go on sale and advance sales information. So stay tuned!



For updates, go to: http://www.dreamtheater.net/tourdates.php

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I'll be at the Pantages. Can't wait. No opening acts to get in the way, either!
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[Quagmire] Giggity, giggity, giggity ... aaaalright. [/Quagmire]

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DT is my favorite band of all time, I've seen them 4 times, they put on a great show, but lately I just wish they would take off from touring for a few years and just concentrate on new music. Do an album a year or something instead of all the touring & side projects. They've gotten into a routine

... new album, tour some of Europe, tour US, go back & finish Europe...

I'm just wanting more music!
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Hmm I enjoy them, I might have to go see this show.

Seems that the Roseland (portland show) is pretty damn small for a band of such stature. It only holds about 2000 people.
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I really hope they come through Texas. Haven't seen them in a few years and am dying to go again.

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Old 01-19-04, 01:15 PM
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more dates added. (see above)
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more dates added.
Also: an internet presale, beginning tomorrow (1/21) will include premium packages for select venues. See the DT site for full details.
...but these are the packages:
Bronze Presale – for a $10 service fee over
Ticket in rows 16-30

Gold Package – $100 Ticket Package to include
Ticket in rows 6-15
Exclusive Gold Package Dream Theater T-shirt
Collectible Dream Theater laminate

Platinum Package – For $250, Dream Theater fans can live their biggest fantasy with:
Ticket in the first 5 rows
Exclusive Platinum Package Dream Theater T-shirt
A real VIP laminate
Autographed Photo
Meet and Greet with Dream Theater
Photo with Dream Theater!

Note: Packages and seat locations may vary by venue.
Please read the show's ticket description.

For questions, please check the Dream Theater Ticket FAQ.

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I'm stupid enough to get the Platinum Package. I assume there will be another presale for another set of venues later on?

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Wow, that's pretty crazy. 4 of the 5 times I've seen them it's been GA, and to meet & greet and get photos you just needed to stand out by their bus.
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Yeah, but did you get a "Collectible Dream Theater laminate"? HUH? That's what I thought!

Seriously, I'm proceeding from the assumption (perhaps falsely?) that this is one of those things that largely benefits the artists more than the corp. If so, I like to support those kinds of things. DT's always been pretty good to me as a fan, so I'll support them when I can. Also, I'm attracted to the idea of a group photo with the entire band, which I've always found difficult to get unless it's an organized Meet & Greet. Still, yes ... it's crazy, and moreover (like I said) it's stupid. But I work hard every day just to be able to do stupid shit with my money.

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Some clearer info regarding those pkgs (not me)


This evening Frank Solomon, Dream Theater's manager sent me back an e-mail requesting contact info because MP had forwarded my e-mail to him and was concerned. I just now got off the phone with Mr. Solomon and will relay some pertenant facts about the conversation.

#1. There are only 20 Platinum packages per show! 4 seats in each of the first 5 rows. The rest of the seats in the front 5 rows ARE in the general ticket pool!

IMO this was probably their biggest mistake, NOT relaying this information to us earlier. Had I known it was only 20 tickets per show in the front area, I would have not getten NEARLY as upset as I was this morning.

#2. Everything that is going on is with the fans in mind. I believe this now more than ever after this telephone call. Mr. Solomon was very candid during our conversation and I do believe that he along with the band had the best of intentions when trying to figure out a way to pay for the new visual show. Plus, this gives people who normally wouldnt have a chance to get into a meet and greet the perfect opprotunity.

#3. According to Mr. Solomon there are roughly 100 of the gold and bronze packages available to each show. So there are still LOTS of great seats in the general ticket pool available to the rest of us.


Plenty of chances to get good seats from the general ticket pool and through your friendly neighborhood broker as always. You always have the option of waiting by the busses after the show for autographs, pics, etc. I believe that during the summer when they package up with another act, the gold option would actually be very nice if you're used to using brokers.

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more dates added.

Yeah, the info on the DT site regarding the premium packages is pretty sparse (at best). I just copied and pasted here, since I know there are fellow avid DT fans on this board.

It's a shame there are so few premium seat packages available to those that want them, but I'm happy just to get to see them again. They always kick ass live.
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arriba!
new dates added.
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thanks for the info!
Gotta decide whether to see em at the Warfield this year.

I've loved the last 2 shows...
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Saint Louis venue changed, more dates added.
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Visual show? Tell me more.
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Is this it? How about some love for the South?

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Originally posted by das Monkey
Is this it? How about some love for the South?

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Looks like it is. What's with all the tours skipping Texas these days?
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how long do their shows normally go
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• Rypro 525 •

how long do their shows normally go
Just short of forever. On their last tour with Queensr˙che, our show was easily 4 and a half hours. Considering they're the only performer, and they are somewhat insane, I'd expect around 3 and half hours (90 mins, intermission, 90 minutes, break, encore).

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Yeah, that sounds about right. We saw them last night in the Roseland in Portland, OR. We just got GA tickets, the more expensive tickets were in the balcony, ours were standing in a crowd right in front of the stage. So if you got there earlier or were more agressive, you could get closer.
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I've seen them twice before and I'm going to the Milwaukee show on the 18th. They put on a great show!
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Went to the Palace Theater show last night in Greensburg, PA. Going into this show, I knew precisely 1 DT song (Pull Me Under). I was very impressed by these guys. Petrucci is one incredible guitar player who deserves a lot more recognition than he gets. I really enjoyed the extended jam sessions.

The show ran for 90 minutes, followed by a 15 minute intermission (which turned into a half hour due to video projector problems) an hour set, and a 15-20 minute encore. The I thought that both the band and the crowd (close to a sellout) were a little flat early on, but both really warmed up as the evening progressed.
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Glad you enjoyed it.

So, can we get this thread renamed to "Dream Theater Partial US Tour Because They Hate the South and Texas in 2004" please?

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